Indiana Hoosiers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bearcats (-14)
Nippert Stadium is the site where the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-1) will attempt to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) on Saturday. Indiana opens this matchup as 14-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 55.5.
The Indiana Hoosiers come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hoosiers faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and went home with a win by a final score of 33-30. Connor Bazelak went 33/55 with 364 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 127.6 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Shaun Shivers was the rushing leader for the Hoosiers with 15 totes for 58 yds (3.9 yards per carry). Overall, they tallied 90 plays which converted into 484 yards. The Indiana Hoosiers ended up running the ball 35 different times and tallied 120 yds, which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Hoosiers conceded 216 yards on 36 tries, which is an average of 6.0 yds per rush surrendered. Indiana surrendered 33 completions on 45 tries for 329 yds, and a completion rate of 73.3%.
The Hoosiers have earned 1,282 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Indiana has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 5 times. Indiana has accumulated 69 1st downs, and they have committed 12 penalties for 125 yds. Offensively they're holding an average of 130.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 95th in Division 1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Indiana Hoosiers are sitting at 30.3 PPG.
When talking about passing yards, the Hoosiers have given up 765 yards which puts them in 93rd in the country. They have allowed 255.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 441.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 116th in the country. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 1 touchdown pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 186.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 558 yards via the running game in 3 outings. The Hoosiers rank 65th in college football concerning team defense, giving up 24.0 PPG.
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The Bearcats come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. When they last played, the Bearcats took home the win by a final score of 38-17 when they faced the Miami RedHawks. Charles McClelland carried the ball 18 times for 101 yards, ending the contest with 5.6 yds per carry for Cincinnati. Ben Bryant (2 TDs) ended the game with 337 yards on 26/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 168.3. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 9.6. Cincinnati conceded 36 running attempts for 67 yds (1.9 yds per carry). The Bearcats pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 42.9%, relinquishing 116 yds on 9 for 21 through the air. The Bearcats finished with a total of 478 yds on 72 plays (6.6 yards per play). Cincinnati ran the football for 3.8 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 137 yds on 36 carries.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Bearcats currently rank 23rd in college football by scoring 41.7 PPG. For the season to this point, the Bearcats have thrown for a total of 959 yards through the air in addition to an average of 319.7 passing yards per contest, which ranks 16th in Division 1. The Cincinnati Bearcats maintain an average of 480.3 yards/game, which has them ranked 29th in Division 1. The Cincinnati offense has accrued 254 penalty yards on 30 violations, which is 6th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Bearcats are surrendering 19.3 PPG, which has them sitting 46th in D-1. Cincinnati has allowed the opposition a total of 433 yards via the ground game (144.3 yards per outing) and 2 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. This season, they have conceded 58 pts. They have conceded 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 150.0 yards/game, ranking them 11th in college football. The Bearcats defense has taken the field for 204 plays, which is 66th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +14
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